Our expert says:
An anal fissure is a crack or tear in the skin of the anal canal and most will often heal within a few weaks without any treatment.
I may help too take a stool softener such as DUPHALAC for the next month or so to prevent straining when defecating (a lubricating haemorroid ointment such as preparation H ay also be helpful). A SOFT toiletpaper is also advised.
If this is not effective you should see a doctor.
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